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Martin Sewell, Cambridge Don, Urged To Resign Over ‘Racist And Sexist’ Views

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Lucy Sherriff

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A Cambridge academic responsible for mentoring students has come under pressure to resign over his controversial views which have been dubbed by some as racist, sexist and pro-Hitler.

On his website, Martin Sewell, a supervisor in the university’s Faculty of Economics, describes black people as having “lower intelligence” than whites and dismisses racism as “natural”. But he has defended his views, telling the Huffington Post he is “neither racist nor sexist” and saying the right to freedom of speech should be respected.

The 43-year-old, who also works for a think-tank in Cambridge to develop policy solutions, believes feminism “harms women” and says perhaps it is time to “reconsider” eugenics, the study and belief synonymous with Hitler’s Nazi state.

Cambridge’s student union has now called for Sewell to resign, calling the academic an “unacceptable individual”.

“Cambridge is a diverse, multicultural community which stands against – and, indeed, refutes -everything he stands for,” a spokesperson told The Cambridge Student.

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